New technologies and business models are rapidly opening alternative pathways to economic growth in emerging markets, offering opportunities to reshape lives while improving economies. The sharing economy--especially the ride-hailing industry--is a notable part of this transformation and has the potential to better include and serve women.
The report, Driving Toward Equality: Women, Ride-Hailing, and the Sharing Economy, published by IFC, explores how women and men participate in ride-hailing, particularly in emerging markets. Using data from Uber and a survey of more than 11,000 drivers and riders, the report sheds light on how the emergence of ride-hailing is affecting women's work and mobility and how companies across the sharing economy can ensure women's equal participation and gain.
To download the report please visit: www.ifc.org/drivingequality